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Marshmallow Grasshopper Pie Recipe

Marshmallow Grasshopper Pie Recipe

After a hearty meal, this light, refreshing pie hits the spot. Chocolate and mint are definitely meant for each other. I make this festive treat at Christmas and whenever my son comes to visit. He loves it with sweet cherries on top.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • FILLING:
  • 35 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons green creme de menthe
  • 3 tablespoons clear creme de cacao
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Chocolate curls, optional

Directions

  • 1. Line a 9-in. pie plate with foil; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, cream and shortening; cook over low heat until chips are melted. Stir in walnuts. Pour into prepared pie plate; spread evenly over bottom and sides of plate. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.
  • 2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the marshmallows, milk and salt; cook over low heat until marshmallows are melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in creme de menthe and creme de cacao. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until slightly thickened.
  • 3. Carefully remove foil from chocolate crust and return crust to pie plate. Fold whipped cream into filling; pour into crust. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 413 calories, 24 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.